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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA - Flying Dog Brewery

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Raging Bitch Belgian-Style IPARaging Bitch Belgian-Style IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

2,977 Ratings
THE BROS
72
okay

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Ratings: 2,977
Reviews: 1,049
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.92%
Wants: 95
Gots: 244 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerisfoodLLC on 09-23-2009)
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

3.33/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into my imperial pint glass the beer is a fairly clear golden orange. The off white head reaches to a solid three fingers and is super thick. Great retention. It looks like a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top of the beer.

The aroma is lightly fruity. Oranges, lemons and grapefruit are mostly what I pick up. Coriander, clove and belgian yeast are the other dominant characters. Smells like a Belgian IPA for sure.

The flavor is dry and bitter right off the bat. The hops start off strong but then the malt and yeast take over. It finishes dry and powdery with heavy spice.

Medimu body with light carbonation.

Overall a solid stab at the style. A bit too dry and spiced for my taste. One is enough for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2010 00:43:40 | More by beerwolf77
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Naugros

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Orange to amber in color with a yellowish head of foam that settles down quickly. Some lace remains behind, but slides down the glass.

Smells of sweet oranges...maybe clementines would be a good description, but with some bitterness and a little sour.

Orange and spice (a little clove) is the first sensation and that travels to back of the tongue and remains as a film. The orange flavor is both at the tip of the tongue and the back, with the sweetness forward and slight, and the bitterness more assertive. There is a minor sour tone to the beer.

The body is on the light side of medium. The aftertaste does not linger and the filmy sensation I mention above doesn't hang around either. Not a guzzling beer, but throwing back a three or four would not be out of the question.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2010 00:53:39 | More by Naugros
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cokes

Wisconsin

4.65/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I'll never see the supposed genius of Steadman, and he's outdone himself here, with the bitch on the label and all her flagrantly bared anatomy. Though it coheres with the name in the feathers that they are certain to ruffle -and I understand it to an extent- it just seems cheap and desperate, as gimmickry is not needed here.

Clear brassy gold with a whipped pale, sandy cream. The lacing is excellent and the retention isn't half bad.
A phenolic bomb on the nose. Bubblegum, allspice, cinnamon, clove. Laid on top of round, sweet, bready maltiness...an analog of warm, sugar glazed donuts. Hopping adds electric notions of wintergreen, pineapple, wildflowers, and grapefruit, but is the third most prominent trait, aroma-wise.
It carries into the mouth that donut-esque, sweetly, chewy, sugary, bready maltiness from the nose. Phenols are a bit calmer, but clove and allspice and pepper still shine through. Hopping ups the ante with full bitter grapefruit pith, resins from pine and prairie grass, a whole bouquet of florality, and a lilting, fuzzy, sweet/sour peach ride-out. Alcohol is an absolute non-factor.
Pushing towards full bodied, but stunted a bit with its plush, moderate, lasting carbonation. There is a muscularity here, yet it flows down the throat like so much fluffed silk.
This is cripplingly drinkable. Flying Dog's finest moment by far, and one of the best bargains in beerdom...while it lasts.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2010 08:22:22 | More by cokes
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brownbeer

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Copper color with a light, fluffy head.

This beer is fruity and estery with notes of passionfruit, banana, apple, clove spruce, and peach. It's quite hoppy and bitter. The Belgian aspect really comes through, I guess, in a yeasty way. Though, I wouldn't really compare it to any other Belgian style besides IPA.

For being an American version of this style, I like it quite a bit. Overall, I wouldn't want more than one. Just not really my cup of tea.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2010 23:17:31 | More by brownbeer
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Lolli1315

Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Copper orange color with less than a finger of head that holds well with decent lacing.

S- Fruity smell coupled with cloves hit the front of the nose that is followed by other citrus fruits including most notably grapefruit. Bitter hop aroma overcomes the fruit smell bringing this out of the Belgian style and into the I.P.A. section of the beer. Fruity esters and spicy phenols round out this beer.

T- A sweet malt is imparted on the palate to begins this beer that quickly molds into a moderate amount of hop bitterness and a spicyness imparted from the yeast phenols. Fruit esters also noticeable throughout the beer creating the Belgian presence in the I.P.A. Finishes slightly bitter in the aftertaste the lingers slightly.

M- Medium body, close to syrupy. Moderate amount of carbonation and slight amount of alcohol warming.

D- Highly drinkable beer and with the high abv, this is one that could get you in trouble.

Notes: Sad that this is not going to be a year round beer for Flying Dog seeing as it the beer I have enjoyed the most from them.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2010 00:40:29 | More by Lolli1315
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a tulip.

A: Standard pour yields a 2 finger, fine, slightly off-white head with great retention. Beer is a cloudy pale orange. Lacing is outstanding. Patchy, great cling, great legs. A damn fine looking beer!

S: Tangerines, pine, cane sugar, Belgian yeast, and a noticeable but hard to place fruitiness. Very sweet and pleasant overall with a large bouquet that tempts the senses.

T: Spicy hop and citrus blend with a complement of apricot and peach. The sweet fruit background and hop bitterness are very distinct here and try as I might, I can't get the flavors to mesh. Hops experience is a bit powdery at the end and is joined by a pleasant fruit tartness. Finish is a hoppy mess, leaving a huge citrus hop aftertaste.

M: Light to medium bodied, highly coarse, and highly carbonated. Very lively in the mouth where it produces a huge tingling sensation going all the way down. Finish is messy, aftertaste lingers.

D: A interesting take on the IPA style from a Belgian perspective. I haven't had a Belgian IPA before but this is exactly what I would imagine it to taste like. A fruity IPA taken to the extreme with that characteristic Belgian yeast nose and flavor. I'd definitely have this again but its pretty middle of the road for me for the most part.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2010 23:05:19 | More by SpeedwayJim
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thain709

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - The beer poured with a lighter shade of amber...there was some clarity to it which was unexpected...the head was small and white...not much retention...but great lacing

S - The aroma was comprised of a lot of citrus hops surprisingly...spicy and floral hops lingered as well...the Belgian yeast was muted but you could detect some of the Belgian spices

T - I kept getting flavors from both styles of this beer...it seemed like every other sip would give me a blast of spicy and citrus hops via the IPA style and the other sips would be loaded with yeast, banana, and cloves via the Belgian style...they were both loaded with flavor but one would always overpower the other...they never married together

M - Medium bodied...but a little thin at times and not much coating of the palate

D - This beer would have been rated higher if the flavors would have combined a little more...this was a solid beer that had the potential of being awesome...this is one of the better beers from Flying Dog...well done

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2010 20:26:18 | More by thain709
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nrbw23

Ohio

4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a orangeish amber color with a creamy white head. Head fades away quickly leaving a nice layer of bubbles.

S- Belgian yeast, spices, piney hops, caramel and bready malts. Quite a few citrus hops popping up too.

T- Hops dominant here. Piney and citrus hops mainly grapefruit, orange and pineapple. Backed up with a nice bready malt back bone. The Belgain yeast come in toward the end.

M- Medium in body and the carbonation seemed right on.

D- I was certain that I would not care for this one due to the whole Belgain IPA thing, but I was wrong this is a very solid and easy to drink brew. I'd pick up more of this one if I could find it. Recommended for sure.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2010 11:54:33 | More by nrbw23
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ABOWMan

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a ample two fingered head of tan colored mixed size bubble head. Lacing is evident. The ale is copper in color with near perfect clarity. Quite a pretty picture in the glass.

The aroma is wonderful with notes of apricot, honey, lemon and bourbon.

The flavor is a pleasing mixture of bitter hops, sweet malt, tart grapefruit with a slight alcohol note on the finish.

Mouthfeel is a tad light on the tongue. Certainly not overbearing given the high ABV.

Drinkability is good. One could easily enjoy several glasses of this concoction.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2010 13:37:24 | More by ABOWMan
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Sloeber tulip glass.

Feel the rage! Y'see, in public speaking courses, they stress attention-getters. That's the best I could come up with here. Speaking of attention-getters (that there's a transition), this brew's got quite a lovely orange-amber hue to it, capped off with a chapeau of white suds. The nose comes off as sugar-dipped hops steeped in some funky straw and garnished with some parsley. Not only does it add a bit of color, but a dash of spicy aromatics as well, adding to the whole dining experience. The parsley is also on the tongue, joined by some mightily bitter hops, some light caramel, a dash of soap, and I think I've got a pinch of paprika in there too. Something like that. So, (and here I'm connecting with the audience) if you're lookin' for a tasty, light, and not-too-fizzy beer that won't leave you hanging, choose Raging Bitch. (There's an overly large smile on my face at this point.) ...I think I may have stepped into commercial territory there... Seriously though, this is a damn fine brew right here. (I somehow got an A in COM 114...)

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2010 00:44:43 | More by TMoney2591
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ADZA

Australia

4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First of all i love this breweries labels definately original and i love dogs so thats a big plus with me,anyhow it pours a deep golden hue almost bordering on copper with lovely carbonation that leaves a creamy two finger head that slowly reduces to layer of froth and heaps of sticky lacing everywhere,it has aromas of spicy belgian yeast,pears and pepperoni,it has a nice above medium bodied mouthfeel which feels quite creamy with tastes of pears,apples,paw paw,boiled candy and spicy belgian yeast,overall this is definately a very decent brew that i would revisit and am only annoyed at the fact that i only got the one but will buy more of tommorrow without doubt.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2010 10:45:56 | More by ADZA
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle bought from Beerritz.co.uk

Poured a light golden orange colour with a slight haze... White head poured big, thick and foamy and faded slowly to good thick layer... lots of sticky clingy lacing...

Aroma - Lots of spicy yeast mixed with juicy and slightly tropical fruits (lemons, pears, grapefruits, apricot), some light honey sweetness, pine, grassy and citric hops, light biscuit malts, some traces of light coriander, quite floral...

Taste - Again strong spicy hop bitterness and Belgian yeastiness mixed with caramel malts, lots of citrus, hints of peach, apple and pear, lots of pine, light sugary sweetness, peppery, quite herbal, earthy, some chalkiness, floral...

Feel - Sharp initially then smooths out nicely. Light / medium body. Very refreshing and pretty drinkable - dangerously so at 8.3%..

Overall - An excellent brew and one of the best of these "Belgian IPAs" that i've had... highly recommended...

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2010 08:17:20 | More by mdagnew
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alcstradamus

Washington

3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a crystal clear glowing amber color with two fingers of head and good lacing.

The aroma is a nice blend of pine and floral hops, as well as a distinct Belgian yeast and spice combo.

The flavor is very good, but is more of a typical American IPA than a Belgian one. Floral notes are in the forefront with a bitter pine resin finish. A little bit of spice is the only thing that gives a hint that this one is brewed with Belgium in mind. However, it is still quite solid overall.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and sticky. Drinkability is pretty good for the style, I could down a couple of these with a burger and fries no problem. However, I'm not sure it really separates itself from the pack enough to warrant revisiting.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2010 00:22:11 | More by alcstradamus
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BabyBastard

New York

4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

After consuming almost a whole case of this, it might be time for a review. Twelve ounce bottle poured into the tulip, good looking orange and light amber color, very clear with a huge, white, billowy head that leaves great amounts of clinging lace everywhere. Wonderful cascades of bubbles down the sides, glimmer and shine like nothing that I've seen before. Very impressive looking brew.

Scent of this is also outstanding. Big floral and citrus, pine notes pummel the nostrils. This also has a slightly yeasty smell, though the dominant characteristic is the huge, bitter hop scent. The smell makes you look forward to that first, lip puckering sip. Or swig. However you prefer.

The flavor is huge on this brew. I think you really need to be a hop head to appreciate this brew. Huge, bitter pine notes saturate the palate, grapefruit and those lovely floral notes dance all over the tongue. This has a slight yeast like after taste that lingers on the palate, which is unlike any other brew that I have sampled. Overall, this is one of the best tasting beers that I have come across. If you need your hop fix like I do, this Raging Bitch will satisfy. I am glad I picked up a case of this. Sad that it is pretty much gone now.

Raging Bitch has that slick, oily hop feel associated with the IPA style. This has a good mouthfeel, feels very light and airy, and leaves off with a dry characteristic.

Drinkability on this Bitch is above average, could be a bit higher, but the alcohol content will sneak up on you and bite your ass. Consume copious amounts of water during or after having a few of these, as you might wake up with a Raging Bitch of a headache.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2010 17:11:54 | More by BabyBastard
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axeman9182

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a lovely orange into my Duvel tulip, with a large white head that leaves plenty of lace. Nose is a nice mixture of sweet malts, belgian spicy yeast and floral hop notes. Taste doesn't quite match... the sweet malts and yeast flavors are there, but the brewers could stand to ease up on the bittering hops and ramp up the late additions. Nice level of carbonation, and the mouthfeel is good overall. Pretty drinkable as well, not in any way hot or boozy.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2010 04:14:23 | More by axeman9182
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CTDrinks

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I am new to hoppy beers in that I avoided them for so long. I had jumped from the pils and fair lagers right into stouts, belgian ale and barley wines. The bitterness of hoppier brews was not my thing - and I want it to be! I want to enjoy ALL of the wonderful choices out there!

As such, I live in Maryland, so seeing that Flying Dog mad the transition here from CO (really?), and seeing how well received this beer has been, it was only natural that my curiousity lead me to a six pack to go.

You can see by my score that I have gotten past the bitter hops concern and really sought to enjoy this brew for all that it was made for.

An aggressive pour will grant you more head than you'd like, so be careful. Still, the reward is a beautiful dark amber color. The nose is very pleasant - a bit sweet (which is okay) mixed with the familiar hop aroma that I had come to expect - but that's okay! I like it!

The mouthfeel is very smooth - another positive for me. I like a bit of texture with my beers and this is just right.

Drinkability is something I waffled on a bit because I can't go hard after the hoppy ones - but I still arted it as good for the ovverall pleasant experience.

I've learned that not every beer is for everyone and that's okay. I like this beer. And while I won't go crazy over stocking my fridge with any collection of bitter options, I will say that this is one that I would be glad to have around.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2010 20:50:46 | More by CTDrinks
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caddybuyer

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A-Copper amber with filtered clarity and a generous puffy dark eggshell head with beautiful lacing

S-Belgian yeast, aromatic and floral citrus hops and some malts in the background.

T-Earthy Belgian yeast and malts mingle with a complex earthy fruitness with crisp but not overpowering citrus hops entering midrange followed by a lingering astringent bitter finish that lasts forever. This brew is a real surprise. So many of these Belgian IPAs lean one way or the other....this is a marriage of styles that preserves the character of both.

M-Complex mouthfeel...medium creamy with a crisp finish.

D-Hugely drinkable. I have had a number of very good brews lately, but the profile of this really brings a smile to my face...what a sweetheart of a beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2010 00:39:04 | More by caddybuyer
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BeerCon5

Pennsylvania

4.97/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured a cloudy amber color with a large amount of fluffy off-white head, very good retention.

The second I got a whiff of this I knew it was going to be awesome. Citrus was first then floral and piney, some spicey malts.

I was unprepared for how delicious this beer was, I felt my life was made better somehow after the first sip. First it was sweet and lemony, also some grapefruit and a bit piney. Then more floral and earthy. Ultimately finishing with a dry bitterness.

Medium bodied, smooth and creamy, also a bit chewy.

After a few sips I though I couldn't imagine a better beverage. This was packed with flavor, complex and very easy to drink. It was only my first Belgian IPA, I will certainly be on the lookout for more of the same.

Serving type: on-tap

05-07-2010 19:38:04 | More by BeerCon5
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pootz

Ontario (Canada)

4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle scrounged from trade, thanks Tom.

Pours a shimmering hazed honey-amber ale in the glass with a massive off-white puffy cap. Good retention and lacing from the cap.

Aroma are pungent: peach, grapefruit, tropical fruits, spices, pine caramel and some eartyness.

Big caramel malt spine up front is almost perfectly balanced by citrusy-pine hopping, middle has mild complexity - fruity-spicey-musty earthy from yeast. Finish is long, wet and goes from bready sweet fruitiness to increased bittering. Hides its alcohol completely.

A really decent big APA that is too drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2010 13:59:57 | More by pootz
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asabreed

New York

4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Peach-colored with some darker copper, lots of nice raindrop lacing, and a good amount of champagne-like carbonation bubbling up toward the top.

Smell: Pretty much all hops at first, good flowery and aromatic and perfume-like. Definitely some bright apple and peach going on. This reminds me of a specific IPA that I can't think of now. Fruit esters are mixing in slightly, it seems, but the hops act like they're doing a hell of a lot here with aromatics.

Taste: A huge, fruity, balanced hop bite, that's juicy at first, then sinks into citrus sourness. Some of the brighter cherries, apples, and strawberries come into play, along with a dominant peach. Long juicy and hoppy finish. For a DIPA, yes, but I'm not sure I'd be able to distinguish the Belgian nature without knowing the style before trying it, and still I'm not as able to discern it.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation, as the body tells us in the glass, is very champagne-like, but also incorporates a dense and interesting creaminess, making it seem lighter than it really is. I imagine that's mostly in part to the Belgian yeast, but they have things right here, and it's great from first to last drop.

Drinkability: If you don't get caught up in the Belgian aspect, which I'm not, this is a damn good, fruity, balanced, hoppy DIPA, and I could easily drink a few more of these. One of the best Flying Dogs I've had. A tweaked, bolder, more alcohol, more Belgian version I could see phenomenal as a corked and caged future part of their series.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2010 22:45:33 | More by asabreed
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drewd0g

New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A tasty IPA from the FlyingDog Brewing company. The appearance is a Translucent Orange color that looks extremely clear. The smell is real nice, fruity and hoppy. The taste is just as good as the smell, the hops are powerful with a beautiful balance amongst a bouquet of citrus. A whole lot of flavor in this IPA, not just hops. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and it coats the mouth nicely. This is a highly drinkable IPA. Really good if you're into Hops. Nice job FlyingDog

I would buy this beer again.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2010 21:11:51 | More by drewd0g
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MusicaleMike

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12oz. bottle. No freshness date.

Pouring this Belgian-style IPA from Frederick, MD into an Imperial chalice, I can see that Flying Dog has the right attitude. The head is all too easy to coax into rising into a two-finger, peach-colored foamy head. The lacing wants to stick all over the sides of the glass. The deep golden orange body is an enticing sight, but there is a slight haze here which I will mark it down for.

Right out of the bottle one can smell whats coming. As soon as I popped the top, I got a whiff of the lemon zest and pepper spice that characterizes the aroma. The Amarillo dry hopping is what gives this beer its subtle orange smell and the other hops (Warrior and Columbus) help give this a grassy/hay-like hop aroma. The Belgian yeast strain (El Diablo) really helps to push the "Belgian" characteristic, adding what I think is a pepper spiciness. Such a beautiful smell! The malts lay very low, but with some agitation, they really show the drinker their sweet doughy nature.

And considering the malts subtle nature in the aroma, one would not expect the first sip to be so sweet! It is almost candi-like in flavor. Clearly, this is hopped with American varieties since the flavor does show some bold flavors of citrus and fruitiness. The bitterness is easily manageable, even for someone who doesn't like very bitter ales. Where the 60 IBU's really show up is in the aftertaste. The Belgian yeast gives off a nice spice. Could use more bitterness in my opinion for that particular style.

It does have the expansive mouthfeel that I look for in Belgians, but it is not quite as effervescent as I expected. The beer has a medium to full body and is decently carbonated.

While the smell is beautiful and enticing, and the flavor of the beer is not overwhelmingly bitter, it is not quite as boundary-pushing as I wanted it to be. That and the fact that the alcohol is pretty high on this one means that it is easy to polish off a pint, but impossible to drink a sixer. I wouldn't invest in a case, but I might drink it again if I saw it on tap.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2010 20:26:20 | More by MusicaleMike
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, served in a SA Perfect Pint glass

A - pours with a solid amount of loose slightly off-white foam. the beer is a light amber color. solid lacing most of the way down.

S - mmmm...lots of grassy and pine from hops, bittering but not overhwleming. balanced nicely by some crackery and just slightly sweet malts, along with belgian yeast.

T - hops dominant still...nice profile of freshly cut grass and earthy pine. some citrusy lemon in there with the subtle malt and belgian yeast. best of both worlds.

M - a little light on the body, carbonation is very assertive. finishes slightly chewy and just a touch drying.

D - love this one. great IPA with some kickers. unique and refreshing. wish i had more. i'm sold.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2010 03:59:59 | More by Stigs
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drumrboy22

Colorado

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz. bottle into an Avery nonic pint glass. Beer was a clear orange color, with a two-finger, light brown head. Soft carbonation and moderate lacing around the glass.

Aroma was light hops, yeast, bread, lemon and spices.

Taste was lemons, moderately bitter citrus hops, grapefruit, bread and yeast. Very unique and pretty good.

Decent drinkability. Well made beer and an unusual style.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2010 02:43:41 | More by drumrboy22
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sisuspeed

New Hampshire

4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Raging Bitch pours a clear, copper-orange with a big, fluffy, white head on top. Some lacing left behind.

Piney, citrus-laden hops, that linger on the astringent side, compose most of the nose. Beneath the hops are sweet and slightly spiced malts. Bready, lemon citrus mixed with sugar cookies. Great aroma.

The flavor is hoppy, yet instantly stabilized by a wave of chewy Belgian malts. Piney, citursy lemon notes, bits of orange. Bready, sweet malts and again, sugar cookies. All the flavor of an excellent IPA mixed with a smooth Belgian style beer. Very good.

Mouthfeel is smooth, yet slightly bitter from the hops. Slight warming alcohol. Body is chewy, almost creamy.

Drinkability is quite good. The ABV is essentially unnoticeable and the flavor is tasty and fairly complex. I could easily put back to 2-3 bottles of this excellent brew.

Overall, this is my first beer from Flying Dog and I am very impressed. I don't know if they went all out on this one, since its their 20th anniversary beer, but this recipe is definitely a keeper. Rich IPA flavor mixed with beautiful Belgian notes. If this beer was readily available in my area, it would have a permanent place in my fridge. Damn New Hampshire for banning this based on the "vulgar" name. Definitely pick this one up if you can get it.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2010 00:42:17 | More by sisuspeed
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